Thursday, January 20, 2011

Suzuki Debuts Brand New MR Wagon in Japan

Suzuki has announced the arrival of its new home market MR Wagon kei car, which has been fully redesigned for the first time in five years featuring a fresh styling and a brand new 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine matched to a continuously variable transmission.

The Japanese firm's kei car is built on a newly development platform and measures just 3,395 mm long, 1,475 wide and 1,625 tall. With a wheelbase 65mm longer than its predecessor at 2.425mm, the new MR Wagon promises to offers increased passenger space as well as a little more ride comfort and improved stability on the road. 

In Japan, Suzuki offers the 0.7-liter three-cylinder engine in naturally aspirated and turbocharged flavors, which produce 54HP and 64HP respectively, while buyers can also opt between front- and all-wheel drive configurations.
Other highlights include a touch screen audio system on the upper part of the center console and the availability of an ESP system with Hill Hold Control.
The boxy shaped kei car is available for order in Japan with prices starting from 1,131,900 Yen (about US$13,700).
Hat tip to Leopaul D.!
Source: Suzuki via Carview

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